Best Tweets for Trauma Survivors is a weekly Friday feature. My selections are entirely subjective, and I know it will never be possible to include every great resource tweeted. But I can try! I’ve personally read all tweeted links, and believe them to be of great value.
Disclaimer: I am in no way responsible for content found on any other website. Stay safe, and don’t follow links if you believe you might be triggered by them. Also, I will not be re-checking links from older Best Tweets posts, and if the site’s archived URL is different from the one I’ve provided here, you may need to do a search on their site.
Please add your candidates for Best Tweets For Trauma Survivors in the comments.
@zakaraya “The sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung
@pinwheelgirl “We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre
@BeyondMeds “For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” ~ Carl Sagan
@Tamavista “Your conscience is your compass; your reason is your map.” ~ Kitamori
@PinarAkal1 “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe (via @ARoadTaken)
@angelashelton “Replace chaos with contemplation and clarity.”
@Tamavista “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” ~ William James
@CarePathways “The instant we recognize there’s a design beneath disorder, we’re actually propelling ourselves towards clarity.”
@Zbluemoon “Once you choose hope, anything is possible.” ~ Christopher Reeve (via @drcmblake @ShiCooks)
@pinwheelgirl “Truly the greatest gift you can give is that of your own self-transformation.” ~ Lao Tzu
@windowsot “No matter who we are we all have struggles. No matter who we are they are harder to bear alone.”
@Annalilie “Sometimes the greatest gift that you can give another is just listening to them, being present and completely free of judgement.”
@MindFortune “Everybody, sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
@Annalilie “Be compassionate with everyone, including those that challenge you, and most especially with yourself.”
@MindfullyChange “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle
@zakaraya “I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.” ~ Sylvia Plath
@Tamavista “Somehow, when we no longer feel in control, we become available to deeper aliveness.” ~ Moss
@WomenOfHistory “Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking.” ~ Marianne Williamson
@Annalilie “Find your voice and speak your truth.”
@a_thin_line New face detection technology will automatically tag you in facebook pics. Cool or creepy?
[SEO: Yet another thing to consider with regard to online safety.]
@psychcentral Want to keep depression away? Read this top 10 list.
@kris_burns 10 Things You Really Oughta Know About Chronic Pain (via HealthSkills Weblog)
@brainpicker 5 things you should know about productive sleep (via @the99percent @kris_burns)
@psychcentral Replacing Your Negative Thoughts
[SEO: Thought replacement offered as a tool for managing depression.]
@woundedgenius Trauma and trusting memory — Lighting the Corners of Your Mind
[SEO: Trauma often creates dissociated memories, which results sometimes in not knowing or trusting if a memory is “real” or not. A good discussion of why it is important to own your memories — and why you don’t necessarily have to remember every memory — in order to move on from them.]
@SiDawson Release Your Crap; Let The Awesome You Shine! (via @FindingMelissa @jdistraction)
[SEO: Step by step on how to release negativity, and feelings that hold you back. Helpful!]
@MindfulBoston The metaphor for burnout is to desperately try to get more water out of a dry container.
[SEO: What burnout is, what it means, how to replenish that dry container. Great article.]
@HopeLCSW The Value of Time With Oneself (via Psychology Today)
[SEO: There’s lonely and there’s solitude, two distinctly different ways of looking at time spent with oneself.]
[SEO: A short article about why we lie to ourselves, and how mindfulness can help to circumvent those lies.]
@Hopefortrauma Who Told You Life Wasn’t Worth The Fight?
[SEO: From someone who once believed that, but now has hope!]